February 2018
  • Visit the Midyear website to register, find commonly asked questions & explore the agenda
  • Register  today for an upcoming NASCIO webinar:  Agile at Scale - Implementing the Discipline in State Government on February 27 at 3:00 pm ET.
  • Get ready to get real - about the CIO Top Ten Priorities. Join the conversation and learn more about #CIOTopTenIRL
  • ICYMI: NASCIO, PTI & NAPA Technology Forecast 2018 webinar recording
  • Read the latest Corporate Perspective blog: Making risk-free, accelerated legacy modernization possible!
  • New CIO Transition:
    • Johanna Clyborne Commissioner and Chief Information Officer,  State of Minnesota  
    • Donna Shelite Interim Chief Information Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer,  State of Kansas
  • Meet our newest Corporate Members
  • Check out the latest video in the NASCIO Video Vault
The CIO as Broker

In recent years, NASCIO has identified trends and opportunities  that have informed and guided CIOs around the nation. One of the most important references produced in this regard is the NASCIO Annual CIO Survey. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, the survey reports on Business Models, Sourcing and the CIO as Broker. The survey results presented in these references clearly demonstrate...  Keep Reading
Watch on Washington Top 5

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) releases cyber budgeting guide. In late January 2018, NCSL released the "Budgeting for Cybersecurity" guide which aims to help legislators determine whether cyber-related budget requests are "justified and sufficient." The guide also speaks to cyber governance, strategy, training, hardware and software and much more. NASCIO contributed to the report.  
  2. President Trump releases budget and infrastructure plan . On February 12, President Trump released the President's Budget which proposes cuts to domestic programs like Medicare and increases funding for the military. The President's budget would increase civilian federal IT spending  from $45.6 billion in fiscal 2018 to $45.8 billion in fiscal 2019. President Trump also released the much-anticipated infrastructure plan  totaling $1.5 trillion. The plan proposes $200 billion over 10 years in federal funding and would require investments from state and local governments as well as private sector partners for the funding difference.      
  3. New FirstNet board members. On February 8, 2018 U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the appointment of three new FirstNet board members: Richard Ross, police commissioner in Philadelphia, Pa., David Zolet, CEO of LMI, and Robert Osterhaler, retired Air Force Brigadier General. Secretary Ross also reappointed sheriff Richard Stanek of Hennepin County, Minn. to the FirstNet Board. The appointees will serve a three-year term which expires in January 2021. 
  4. FCC doubles intergovernmental advisory committee (IAC) and seeks volunteers . The IAC is a body within the FCC that is composed of state, local, and tribal officials and is tasked with advising the Commission on telecommunications issues that affect local, state, and tribal governments. On January 11, the FCC announced that it would double the composition of the current IAC from fifteen to thirty members and seeks volunteers to fill those vacancies and three existing vacancies. More information on qualifications and participation requirements can be found here
  5. Governors react to net neutrality via executive orders . In response to the FCC's plans to repeal net neutrality rules, three governors from Montana, New York, and New Jersey have responded via executive order which would require ISPs that have contracts with the state to abide by net neutrality rules.
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Jim Bates presents Applying Lessons Learned from Leading Positive  Change in Developing Countries 
(NASCIO 2017 Annual Conference)